U.S. Preventive Medicine teams up with Qualcomm Life to improve mHealth app ‘Macaw’

U.S. Preventive Medicine recently announced a new strategic development collaboration with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, for functionality enhancements to Macaw, the company’s mobile health & fitness app, as well as for accelerated integration with other wireless devices, monitors and sensors that are part of Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform and wireless health ecosystem.

Calculate is an essential free download for all Android users

Calculate by QxMD carries the same level of finesse and finish as its impressive partner apps. The switch to Android has not had any negative effects. This is an impressive medical calculator app which, with a free price tag, should appeal to all healthcare professionals who use an android phone.

Creating your own app? Learn to design before learning to code

Anyone contemplating how to create their own app already has a vision of what that app will look like and how it will work in their own head. By teaching yourself design principles—both visual and interaction—you will be better equipped to flesh out your app idea and maximize its appeal. You will avoid making clumsy mistakes that go against typical design conventions and, with a little creativity, generate your own conventions for others to shamelessly steal. Teaching yourself to code actually works against this because you begin to think about and conceptualize your app based on your limited coding skill set. Instead of thinking about your project from a user perspective, you begin thinking about the guts inside it and how the nuts and bolts will fit together to make a working product.

Setting policies for e-Health: researchers publish a review of the current global landscape

by: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP The Journal of Medical Internet Research recently published an article in which a team of researchers from multiple countries conducted a structured literature review to assess the scope of policy issues that individuals, institutions and governments face when implementing eHealth programs. eHealth, which broadly refers to the use of […]